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Blood Moon 2018: All You Need To Know

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According to reports, next month, the world will witness the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century.

The spectacle will appear on the intermediary night of July 27-28.

The eclipse will follow the super blue blood moon of January 31, which too was a once-in-a-lifetime event combining a supermoon, blue moon and blood moon.

The Moon this year will wear a red tinge during the total eclipse due to sunlight being scattered by the Earth’s atmosphere.

On 27 July, Mars will be in opposition to the Sun, meaning it will be opposite the Sun in Earth’s sky, just 51 days before it passes through perihelion, which is its closest point relative to the Sun in its orbit.

The UK will have a good chance of seeing it with the partial eclipse beginning at 7.24pm BST on Friday, July 27.

The eclipse’s peak will take place at 9.22pm, with the total eclipse being viewable between 8.30pm and 10.13pm.

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